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Knowledge and practices regarding malaria and the National Treatment Guidelines among public health workers in Equatorial Guinea

January 13, 2021 - 08:16 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Marta Blanco, Pablo Suárez-Sanchez, Belén García, Jesús Nzang, Policarpo Ncogo, Matilde Riloha, Pedro Berzosa, Agustín Benito and María Romay-Barja
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2021 20:21, 7 January 2021

In 2018, an estimated 228 million cases of malaria occurred worldwide. Countries are far from having achieved reasonable levels of national protocol compliance among health workers. Lack of awareness of treatment protocols and treatment resistance by prescribers threatens to undermine progress when it comes to reducing the prevalence of this disease. This study sought to evaluate the degree of knowledge and practices regarding malaria diagnosis and treatment amongst prescribers working at the public health facilities of Bata, Equatorial Guinea.

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